You would like to create a presentation in PowerPoint that automatically plays and navigates through your slides, however, you do not wish to record any audio/voice.
The overall solution is, ironically, not to record a slide show at all but yet simply save your presentation as a PowerPoint Show or Video (e.g. MPEG-4 Video). Therefore you will not need to use the Record Slide Show option as you would normally do to record a presentation with audio.
|Use the Record Slide Slow when you actually want audio|
If you save your presentation as a video, you will have an automated presentation that advances through the slides, however, the default display duration is 5 seconds per slide which may not correspond with your content.
Therefore, you need to modify your presentation to advance slides automatically according to your needs or liking.
Solution for a PowerPoint Show
The key modification to automate a PowerPoint Show without having the user click through the slides is to change the advance slide setting from On Mouse Click to an After time duration. This may be accomplished from the Transitions tab.
With a slide selected, click on the Transitions tab. On the far right, uncheck the On Mouse Click checkbox:
Next, click the After check box to select that option and enter a time duration (in seconds):
For PowerPoint Shows, the selected slide will now advance after the duration that you have entered without having the user click. To save time and establish a foundation, click on the Apply To All button such that each slide will no longer advance on a mouse click and use the duration setting you entered.
Now all you need to do is go to each slide and tweak the After duration accordingly. When you save the presentation as a PowerPoint Show, the presentation will automatically advance through the slides based on your timings.
Solution for a PowerPoint Video
When you save your presentation as a MPEG-4 Video, the On Mouse Click option (as shown in the previous section) is ignored. The default duration of each slide advance is after 5 seconds.
To tweak and modify your presentation video, follow the same steps for the PowerPoint Shows and modify the After duration accordingly. When you save the presentation as a MPEG-4 Video, the presentation will automatically advance through the slides based on your timings.
- To record a presentation without audio do not record a slide show at all
- Uncheck the On Mouse Click option under the Advance section of the Transitions tab
- Modify the advance timings of your slides from the Transitions tab
- Save your presentation as a PowerPoint Show or MPEG-4 Video